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up. >> and that dense fog you can see it in a lot of our traffic cameras this morning including across the golden gate bridge where chp has issued an advisory saying it is going to be an issue if you are crossing through marin county and the golden gate. we'll have much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, the day after the big election, november 7th. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. the winners have been named in all the states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. >> still waiting on that one. mr. obama has a 50-48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. he won most of the swing states for a convincing victory in the electoral vote count. now, both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endured. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. called for reconciliation after a divisive election. cbs reporter bigad shaban now has the very latest in chicago.
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>> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at about half past hid night local time in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by cheering supporters and one of the first few things said on that stage was end to congratulate governor mitt romney and paul ryan on what he called a hard- fought campaign and said "we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply." reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. [ applause ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states giving him a decisive electoral college victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president. the republican challenger says
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he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> reporter: with the votes counted the two candidates who clashed on so many issues found common ground. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: and the president said he believes the country can come together. >> despite all the hardship we have been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president
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promised to work across party lines and that bipartisan push will be necessary with republicans keeping their majority in the house and the senate keeping its power for the -- or the democrats, rather, keeping its power in the senate. live in chicago, i'm bigad shaban. back to you. >> bigad, how close of a race was the obama campaign expecting? >> reporter: hearing from top advisors in the last few days they said, listen, over the last year and a half, we knew this was going to be a tight race. but then again, they were confident that they have done everything they needed to, to scour a victory. obviously in the end, they were correct. but, of course, hearing in the romney campaign, they were confident of victory too. in the end the popular vote is incredibly close. but still ballots need to be counted in florida. you're talking about a 1 or 2% difference between who won and lost. of course, when you look at the electoral votes, those that ultimately made president obama victorious, there was a victory
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for the president. the magic number is 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. president obama got 303 at least. >> all right. bigad shaban live in chicago, thank you. here's a look at that electoral vote total where the president has the 303 to 206 edge. 270 electoral votes are needed to win and here's the map of all the states. re thumb once again is florida... where the vote still too call. the esident has a slender 46 th vote lead there. joinin e yellow is florida where the vote is still at least to call. the president has a slender 46,000 vote lead down there but it just doesn't matter. joining us now for insight, cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman. >> let's talk about the things that do matter. >> exactly. >> we have talked a lot about you're not surprised about the outcome. what's next for mr. romney? >> you know, when you have run in this case twice for president and lost, the old adage is when you run for the
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same office twice, you're done. there's nothing higher in politics except the presidency. so unless governor romney intends to pull a governor brown and run for the mayor of massachusetts and someday some other office like senate, i think that he is probably finished. and you know, you have to at this point stop talking about winners and losers and give him credit. he ran a good campaign in terms of its effective nevertheless. he came very, very close. i'm sure there will be part of him that's haunted that he got close but didn't succeed. he was always in some ways trying to fulfill some sort of destiny that maybe his father didn't fulfill in politics years before. that's going to be hard to live with. these things are difficult. this morning he is exhausted. he and his family are probably exhausted. from personal experience, you're glad it's over. glad you didn't win. what's not likely to happen is
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-- he will meet with the president but i don't think that governor romney is going to play any role in the new administration. he will chart a different course. >> he likes to be in charge. >> we'll check back with you in a bit. thank you. let's go to weather and see what it's looking like outside. >> big change in the weather as we have seen the sea breeeze kicking in. far cry from yesterday with that offshore wind so with that sea breeze we're seeing low clouds and fog around the bay area, mist at the coast. dense fog. chilly 49 in livermore, foggy 54 in san francisco, low clouds into san jose at 56 degrees. looks like that ridge of high pressure that brought the nice weather is giving way and that trough beginning to dig in off the coastline so some much cooler temperatures on the way for today. yesterday, we had some 70s and 80s once again. today in the afternoon, these numbers only in the 60s. maybe the low 70s. and a chance of rain is on the way, too. we'll have more on that in a
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moment. right now let's check with elizabeth in traffic. >> right now we are enjoying drive weather. quiet on the roads until just the last few minutes. word of an accident an overturn possible injury crash southbound 17 approaching hamilton avenue. that's in campbell leaving san jose. two lanes are blocked southbound highway 17. northbound looks okay and if you are traveling in the east bay, this is a live look at the nimitz 880 through oakland, past the oakland coliseum. still free and clear and no fog to slow you down. that's a different story in milpitas. you can see this better now. westbound 237 leaving milpitas towards san jose 7 minutes between 880 and 101. by the way there's a fog advisory for the golden gate bridge. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. a big win for the governor's tax plan. voters approved prop 30. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec joins us with what's next for schools and taxpayers. >> reporter: taxpayers are going to be paying more for schools. that is the bottom line with
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prop 30. this race was so close, 95% of the votes are in. you can see the numbers here behind me. 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. more than 4.8 million voters said yes to prop 30. the "no" vote was 46%. about 4.1 million people voted no on prop 30. this measure is going to raise income taxes and the statewide sales tax. people earning more than $250,000 will pay higher taxes for 7 years. and that tax increase will actually be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax. a quarter cent that boils down to paying a penny more for every $4 that you spend. most of the money raised from these new taxes will go to school. we're talking k-12, colleges and universities. the governor had a proverbial gun to the head of education budgets saying if prop 30 didn't pass, state schools would see $6 billion in cuts.
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prop 30 is also going to transfer money to local governments to help pay for public safety programs. >> proposition 30, i know a lot of people have some doubts, had some questions. >> we took that case to the voter and the voter really understood the truth about the initiative, basically what they're saying is, i'm standing with you. >> reporter: a lot of people weren't, though. the main argument against prop 30 was that sacramento lawmakers should not get more money because they have proven wasteful in the past. opponents said if it didn't pass, the legislature and the governor would somehow find the money to fund our schools. but now we don't have to find out. we know that that new revenue stream is about to start flowing. in fact this year's budget assumed that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's about to come in will help balance the state budget through 2019. frank and michelle? >> thank you, anne. well, voters rejected another ballot measure that would raise taxes to benefit california's schools. the biggest backer of prop 38
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was civil rights attorney molly munger. she spent at least $20 million on the yes on 38 campaign. 6:10 now. an attempt to repeal california's death penalty law was narrowly rejected by the voters yesterday with just 6% of ballots unaccounted for right now. 53% of the state voters oppose prop 34. the ballot measure would have wiped out the largest death row population in the country. but while prop 34 appears destined for defeat, some activists are finding a silver lining in all of this. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside san quentin state prison in marin county with the encouraging signs some death penalty opponents are seeing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's because now the death penalty is back on the talking table because this is the first time in 30 years we have seen a statewide vote on whether or not to keep the death penalty. now, the measure would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. this would convert the death
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sentences of california's 727 death row inmates to life. this is a measure that was overlooked early on until october when the surge of ads kick-started the conversation. supporters outspent opponents about $6.5 million compared to about 320,000. supporters pushed this measure and they said it would save californians millions of dollars. >> but i also think it's important to know that we have had a robust discussion about the death penalty in this state and that even -- that our polling has shown that more and more people favor replacing the death penalty as they stand the issue. >> reporter: those against the repeal say the death penalty should be preserved for the state's most heinous killers and they refute the claims it would save san quentin state prison or the state money. now, since the death penalty was reinstated about three decades ago, california's executed only about 13 inmates. live outside san quentin, cate caugiran, cbs 5. coming up, a look at some of the heated races in the south bay. >> plus, how the election is
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expect to get that increase early next year. so it was going to happen is tens of thousands of workers in san jose will get a raise. but in turn some business owners say they might have to make cuts meaning hours may be cut or firings. minimum wage goes from the state's hourly minimum of $8 to $10 an hour. measure d has been a very hot issue here in san jose ever since some san jose state sociology students came up with the idea. it got the support of labor unions and backers raised nearly $300,000 to fight for it. still opponents worry that the extra $2 an hour that employees will make could cost businesses millions. i did get a chance to speak with some people this morning to get their reaction. most i talked to are in support of it. >> the people around here they deserve to, you know, get more money, you know? the minimum wage been like that for a long time. so i'm kind of glad that people, you know, are getting,
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you know, what they deserve. >> reporter: other people i talked to say it's very expensive to live in this area so going from $8 to $10 an hour is essential for people to support themselves. now san jose joins a hand. of other cities including san francisco with their own -- a handful other cities including san francisco with their own minimum wage. elissa harrington, cbs 5. liz, what's it looking like on the roads? >> foggy in spots. we are getting busy especially at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights were turned on. live traffic camera at the bay bridge pay gates. you can see the wait in all lanes in the cash and fastrak lanes stacking up beyond that first overcrossing in the distance i would say probably about 15 minutes to get you on to the bridge. and it's pretty crowded up the incline. we just checked a camera there, as well. this is just your usual commute. no incidents at the bay bridge this morning. if you are heading into san francisco from the peninsula from 280 we have this camera this morning near the mariposa exit. northbound and southbound 280
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both moving at the limit. let's go to our maps show you more live traffic cameras. this is what it looks like eastbound 24 at wilder. we are getting word of what sounds like not an accident but a big rig lost its trailer. the trailer is in one lane so again that's going against the commute heading towards orinda. we'll let you know if it causes any further delay. westbound 24 looks good from walnut creek out towards the maze. that is your "timesaver traffic." for more on a pretty foggy forecast, here's lawrence. >> the sea breeze is kicking back in. temperatures really going to drop off around the bay area today after we had just a couple of beautiful days outside. out there now we are seeing some dense fog as you approach the coastline. and also, in some of the north bay valleys so watch out for that early today but temperatures by the afternoon five to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. so we better get prepared for showers too as we are going to see more unsettled weather move in as high pressure gives way now. the trough out of the gulf of alaska will sweep down bringing with it the cooler weather for today. and then a chance of showers as we get in toward tomorrow and probably on friday, as well. computer models picking up on
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low clouds and fog this morning. that will begin to break up around the bay area toward the afternoon but then again, we have some showers a possibility as we head in toward tomorrow. looks like we are going to keep things a bit unsettled into friday, as well. so yeah, if you are traveling around the bay area, we have one-hour delays at sfo. 64 degrees the expected high there this afternoon. around the country we are looking at 81 in houston, 7 3 denver, 43 showers and windy new york. around the bay temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. looking after the 60s and 70s in parts of the east bay. and those temperatures into the 60s inside the bay. next couple of days, it looks like we'll cool down the temperatures. chance of showers on thursday and friday. dry weather though returns for the weekend, guys. back to you. >> thank you. back to the world of politics. we want to remind that you all the election results are at the bottom of the screen but we have plenty to talk about this morning. >> i know. it's been a gas. we have been sitting here talking to joe tuman all morning and we're chitchatting through the breaks and all that kind of thing. but congress, no big change there. the balance of power is still pretty much the same.
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couple of new senators but -- >> yeah. >> but they are still in charge. >> there was never a question in the house of representatives that the gop would retain leadership. the numbers i looked at when i went to bed it was different but this morning 292 for the republicans to 191 for the democrats and a few seats still in play. in the senate looks like it's going to in the end be 55-45 somewhere in that range democratic to republican majority. and that means that the democrats did not get to that magic number 60 that would make them bulletproof. so they have to share power in the senate and in the house of representatives the republicans will control things but they also have to share things. they don't have a bulletproof majority there, either. so the president meets a divided congress again. hello, deja vu all over again. how about senator dianne feinstein? she was just elected to another six-year term at the age of 79. >> yeah. well, she's good at what she does. she is a dominant force in congress. she has been a very good
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senator i think for california in that respect. wanted her longevity of service in the congress, she is in line to continue with a very key position that i think the administration will need her guidance on vis-a-vis national security and that sort of thing. it's a long time to serve, but if she still has the energy to be there, the senate seems to tolerate longevity of service. >> she will be 85 when her term is done. >> i think she would be 39 is what he she would tell you. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> joe, thank you. all right. well, it's 6:21 right now. and the food fight on the ballot. >> yeah. the high stakes on soda tax and food labels that and much more coming up. the day." the oklahoma ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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city star thrilled the home and on this day after the election we vote for kevin durant for our play of the day. the oklahoma city star thrilled the hometown crowd thundering down and jamming right there. the monster slam. the thunder led toronto most of the game and beat the raptors 108-88. your play of the day. all right. that looks pretty good. for some reason i thought we were going to weather. opponents of richmond's measure n are chasing sweet victory this morning as voters defeated the so-called soda tax. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows the finances behind the tax on sugar sweetened drinks. does this kill? they say it causes heart disease, diabetes, heart disease. it's more deadly the soda gun than a handgun. the voters of richmond said we don't want that one-cent per
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ounce tax and voted it down almost 2-1. one of the reasons could be of all the money spent against it. for every penny proponents spent, opponents spent 40 cents. they spent almost $3 million. mike sugerman, cbs 5. >> 53% of californians rejected prop 37 which would have required special labels on some genetically engineered foods. 60% of expected voters supported the measure just over a month ago but a surge of negative tv ads from opponents in the last two weeks is being attributed to this defeat. coming up, president obama claiming victory. how he swept ahead in one of the tightest he recollections ever and his plan to mend a deeply divided nation. >> i have the results of one of the most talked about issues in california. prop 30. it passed overnight. take a look at what that means for schools and for your pocketbook next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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president obama accepts his second term.. with a promiso while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [ applause and cheers ] >> there you go. president obama accepts his second term with a promise to america. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, november 7. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30 now. the president has 33 more electoral votes this morning than he needs to stay in office. and that's without florida which is still too close to call at this point. cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us live from chicago where the president heard from mitt romney and went on stage to
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declare victory last night. good morning. >> reporter: frank and michelle, good morning to you. this is where the president took the stage about half past midnight local time in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted with a crowd of cheering supporters. but one of the first few things he said on this stage was that he wanted to congratulate mitt romney and paul ryan in what he called a tough campaign. he also went on to say that while they battled fiercely, it's because they both love this country deeply. reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. [ applause and cheers ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states giving him a decisive electoral college victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president.
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>> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president. the republican challenger says he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> reporter: with the votes counted the two candidates who clashed on so many issues found common ground. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: and the president said he believes the country can come together. >> despite all the hardship we have been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon.
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the president from says he will work across father likes. that kind of bipartisan push will be necessary with the republicans with the majority in the house and democrats in power in the senate. >> outside of a good night's sleep, what's next for the president today? does he go back to the white house and get back to work? >> reporter: yeah. you know, actually it made for a very long day as you might imagine for the president. he didn't get to his home here in chicago until about 2:45 or so in the morning. but he will actually leave the city today for washington and get there later in the afternoon. >> okay. bigad shaban in chicago, thank you. here's a look at the popular vote at this point. president obama has a fraction over 50% about 2.5 million more votes than mitt romney. the republican challenger led much of the night but the president was able to pull ahead as more votes were
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tallied on the west coast. but it's the electoral vote of course that counts. the president has 303-206 edge. 270 electoral votes were needed to win. this is a map of all the states: te there still too close . the counting of ball sumes this morning. ks joe. south florida it still too close to call. the counting of ballots resumes this morning. let's bring in joe tuman now. we'll chitchat a little bit. excuse me. most bay area incumbents were re-elected to the house a notable exception was pete stark of fremont. he is what, 80 years old? and he did not get re-elected. >> the house is not kind sometimes to people who have been there for a long time. but he faced a good challenge. and i think with respect, you have to honor his years of service. i think some people felt it was time for him to retire and the
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voters expressed that. still a pretty safely democratic area for moderate democrats i think and the successor i think will continue in the same tradition. >> sure. >> let's talk about the balance of power now. there appears to be a big change in the california legislature. >> there is a possibility of one. we are on the cusp of maybe seeing in the assembly not necessarily in the senate a supermajority. democrats are trying to see if they can get to a supermajority which for them would be 60 out of 100 and in the assembly right now it looks as if there's a possibility given the out come a couple of races that are still undetermined as of right now that the assembly may have a supermajority which would mean they could override vetos which would mean they could ignore republicans. that's the most important part, ignore the other side. much of this by the way is a product of redistricting. when certain districts went from being a safely republican
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district to something that could be a democratic district, for example in places like san luis obispo or down in santa barbara and ventura counties, it changed the equation here. and it opened up this possibility. that's part of the reason that i think that people were concerned about the redistricting but those were done by nonpartisan civilian commissions and not necessarily controlled by democrats. >> joe tuman, thank you for your insight. we'll check in with you later. we do want to remind that you all the election results are at the bottom of your screen. so you can look at those for any information that you may need. now, prop 38 supporters say it's a big win for education. >> it is. prop 30 actually. >> prop 30. that's jerry brown's baby. with more on that let's go to cbs 5 reporter anne makovec. looks like it's passed, anne. >> reporter: it has passed. right now 95% of the vote is in. and really it was a divisive issue. i have been watching some of the twitter feeds this morning. one guy says california's electorate is idiotic for robbing peter to pay paul.
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another says my faith in humanity has been restored. a lot of opinions. the numbers on the screen, 95% in, 54% said yes -- i'm sorry, 54% said yes, 46% of voters said no. this measure will raise income taxes and the statewide sales tax. people earning more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years, and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of the year. all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny for every $4 you spend. most of the money raised from the new taxes will go to schools, k-12, colleges and universities. the governor had a gun to the head of the education budget saying if it didn't pass there would be $6 billion in cuts to schools. and it would also transfer money to local governments to pay for public safety programs.
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>> well, here we are. we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state has to exist let's raise our tax for our kids, schools and california dream. >> reporter: the main argument against it would be that sacramento lawmakers shouldn't get more money because they have been wasteful in the past. opponents said that if it didn't pass the legislature and governor would somehow find the money to fund our schools anyway. but now we don't have to find out. we know that revenue stream is about to start flowing. in fact, this year's budget assumed that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's coming in will also help fund local governments and balance the state budget through 2019. back to you guys. >> thank you. he is kind of the forgotten man today, isn't he? >> no. we can never forget lawrence. >> we love you, lawrence. >> you want to talk weather? >> we do. >> not really. [ laughter ] >> we do. i do. >> i'm just like the sideshow today. i mean, every once in a while i show up.
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but we have some major changes coming our way today. low clouds and fog have swept onshore very dense looking toward the bay bridge right now so watch out for that. even some mist outside especially toward the coastline and the roads are a little damp. the temperatures are running into the 40s and 50s right now. some thick fog also in the north bay valleys. high pressure giving way now to the trough off the coastline. that's ushered in the sea breeze and some big changes coming not only for today but tomorrow and on friday there's a chance of some showers. numbers today will be much cooler than yesterday. we had 70s and 80s. numbers 5 to 15 degrees down. numbers only in the 60s and low 70s in the warmest spots inland. and that's it, elizabeth. >> that is it. unfortunately we got some big problems now for the morning commute. if your commute takes you towards orinda, this is going against it. but eastbound 24 we are seeing traffic at a standstill right now closed between wilder road and orinda because of a
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multicar crash. so there is an overturned big rig and other cars slammed into the back of the rig and the trailer is blocking all lanes. closed eastbound 24 from wilder all the way out to orinda exit. fire crews are on scene but if you commute this every morning you know that only one tunnel is open right now heading out of the caldecott tunnel. so avoid it if you can. use eastbound 80 cut over towards eastbound 4. i realize it's a long way around but there are big bums and actually seeing delays in both directions. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. the state's death penalty law will likely remain in place as proposition 34 appears destined for defeat. 53% of voters rejected the measure which would have repealed capital punishment just 6% of ballots are uncounted. the measure would have abolished the death penalty and commuted sentences of 727 inmates to life in prison.
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since capital punishment was reinstated since 1978 only 13 convicts have been executed. death penalty opponents -- [ pause ] -- said something about it. >> our polling has shown that more and more people favor replacing the death penalty as they understand the issue. >> death penalty advocates claim reports estimating the amount of money saved by abolishing capital punishment are inflated. 6:41. >> before we go to that, let's go to proposition 36. 69% of californians did vote in favor of proposition 36 which allows for shorter sentences for some offenders convicted under the "three strikes" law. the measure requires that offenders be convicted of three equally violent and serious felonies to receive an automatic 25 years to life sentence. we want to remind you that all the election results are at the bottom of the screen. >> our teleprompter is
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suffering from election burnout. >> a little bit. 6:42. it all came down to ohio. "san francisco examiner" columnist melissa griffin will join us from the key swing state coming up. >> and how will the election affect the markets today? let's get a quick look at the early numbers. let's take a look oh, so far not very good. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. ,,
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all-important threshold of 0 electoral votes. melissa griffin is in the buckeye state... she joins s live from cl it was ohio that put president obama above the threshold of 270 electoral votes. >> melissa griffin is in the buckeye state now. she joins us live from cleveland. >> good morning, frank aand michelle. >> so ohio is long considered a
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state that could possibly push someone over the top. what was the atmosphere like? >> reporter: uhm, well, you know, from the time you get off the plane and go down the highway you see the billboards, obama likes abortion, and gay marriage, do you? things like that, every surface, every channel, everything is politics here. i arrived on monday and it was very, very thick in the air. i watched the returns from a restaurant in downtown. the turnout in the election is 67% without provisionals. they know that the eyes of the nation were on them and many of them absentee voted for the express purpose of avoiding the robo calls and people coming to their door. they thought if they went by absentee voted, please take me off the list of robo calls.
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according to the ohio secretary of state that we have gotten more absentee ballots cast in this election than any other since they started allowing the no fault absentee ballots in 2006. so people it seems were eager to get away from the electioneering. >> what was it like when battleground state after battleground state were going blue to obama and ohio sitting there just ripe and ready to go, were they thinking we have the power to push the president over the top? what was that like? >> reporter: excruciating. it was clear early on that florida was returning 89% of their votes were counted and still very close. so it became clear that the state that was going to come down to was going to be homeowner once new hampshire and wisconsin went to the president. it seemed like without ohio
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homicide couldn't romney couldn't win. woio projected obama will win the election. we went wait, we didn't hear about ohio yet. and they are just already making that presumption based on the fact that they had already assumed that ohio was going for obama. >> is there one person who stands out in your mind? >> reporter: the flag head lady. we were enthralled by this woman. it was -- it's been such a long campaign and hard fought campaign. the moment of levity where there was a woman there. she had a flag in the back of her head. she photo bombed the president's acceptance speech. the hashtag flag head lady is
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hot on twitter. >> a lot of my facebook friends were talking about it. i was already asleep by the time he gave the speech. thank you. president barack obama's re- election gave stock markets a boost today. now a check on wall street's reaction. let's find out from jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. usually when a democrat wins another term or the white house, the market goes up. how are we doing. >> reporter: not this morning. now that the election is over, frank, good morning, michelle to you, as well, market really turning its attention to the looming fiscal cliff. a lot of pressure on stocks until we see progress in congress in solving that crisis. also, europe is causing big problems today. the your rezone will barely stay out of crisis -- the eurozone will barely stay out of crisis. dow down 158.
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nasdaq down 34. the s&p down 17 giving up yesterday's gains. >> back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. it is 6:50. time for weather. >> it's record-breaking temperatures today, low clouds and fog sweeping onshore with that onshore breeze and the thick fog settling in along the coastline and some of the north bay valleys so watch out for that. that will be the big story. tomorrow a chance of showers making a return. high pressure sliding toward the east now so as that ridge moves east, the trough is going to make its way in from the gulf of alaska. that's going to usher in the cooler temperatures and even a chance of a couple of raindrops toward tomorrow. and also into friday. so what a change we are going to see over the next couple of days. low clouds and fog going to try and break up likely to see lingering clouds here and then tomorrow a couple of raindrops wander into the bay area. it won't be a washout but we'll
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see showers thursday and friday. major changes over the next couple of days. delays at sfo because of low clouds this morning on arriving flights of an hour. around the u.s. you will see about 81 degrees in houston, 73 in denver, 43 windy and rain into new york. temperatures around the bay area in the 60s and the 70s. the next couple of days we drop those numbers off again. thursday and friday look like they could be occasionally wet. dry warmer weather returns for the weekend. elizabeth? >> thank you. what a mess in the east bay. avoid the caldecott tunnel. eastbound 24 is closed between the wilder exit and orinda. it's because of a multi-vehicle crash and a big rig trailer overturned. so again closed just in the eastbound lanes. the trailer is apparently blocking all lanes. freeway. it's right now at a standstill. unfortunately, westbound is really backing up, as well. jammed up beyond saint stevens drive and growing. so as far as alternates go, eastbound 80, highway 4, bart is probably going to be your
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best bet because both directions coming into and out of the caldecott tunnel are being impacted. not sure if it was a foggy commute across that stretch but fog is going to affect your visibility many parts of the bay area. you can see it this morning across the golden gate and on several of our traffic cameras. difficult to see. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. low income workers in san jose are getting a raise. measure d will increase the city's minimum wage by two bucks to $10 an hour. it got more than 55% of the votes needed to pass last night. and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington joins us in san jose with more. >> reporter: i'm in downtown san jose where a lot of businesses are going to be affected. coffee shops, pizza joints and salons that pay many of their employees minimum wage of the relate now it's $8 an hour through california but overnight measure d passed raising minimum of wage in san
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jose to $10 an hour. 59% voted yes. 41% no. it needed 55% to pass. supporters of the increase argued that inflation, high gas prices and the cost of living made it near impossible for a person to live off that $8 an hour especially with how expensive it is to live here. those against it including many small businesses now worry that that extra $2 an hour for employees could end up costing them millions and prevent other businesses from wanting to open here. i asked people about that this morning. >> i think when you start to pay people more, that gives them more money to spend and that translates into putting more money back into the economy. i think that's the biggest challenge this country is facing not just san jose. >> reporter: workers can expect to get their raises early next year. in san jose, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. time now is 6:53. when we come back we have pay final check of your top results from campaign 2012. we'll be right back. welcome back it's 6xx if you're just joining us this
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for those that turned in eay last night: president last night: president barack obama has been reelected to another four years in the welcome back. 6:57 now. for those who turned in early last night and are just getting up, president barack obama has been re-elected to another four years in the white house. >> obama won the popular vote over mitt romney by 50 to 48% margin. the president says he would like to meet with his republican rival to talk about how they can work together. >> on capitol hill republicans are keeping the control in the house and democrats have strengthened their hold on the senate. that means the president will face the same divided congress in 2013. california voters have approved the plan to raise income taxes on the wealthy and raise the statewide sales tax to fund schools. opponents spent as much as $53
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million to defeat prop 30. supporters poured nearly $70 million into the "yes" campaign. >> big goings on with traff in orinda. >> traffic is at a standstill right now heading eastbound 24 through the caldecott tunnel. they were able to get one lane open. this is a multi-vehicle crash also involving a big rig. the trailer overturned. it's in lanes. so again one lane is squeezing by but both directions of 24 are a mess heading out of the tunnel. >> what a big change in the weather today. the sea breeeze kicks in, dense fog in part of the bay area. mount vaca cam looking good. you see down below some of the clouds out there. more of that on the way as we look toward the bay bridge. thick clouds out there at this time. the temperatures in the 40s and 50s much cooler by the afternoon. highs are only going to top out in the 60s and 70s, maybe rain the next couple of days.
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>> thanks for watching "eyewitness news this morning." remember, your next local update is at 7:25. "cbs this morning" is next. we'll leave you with some of the best moments of president obama's victory speech. have a good day. and tonight, despite all the hardship we have been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. [ applause and cheers ] we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. [ applause and cheers ] >> and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the great lakes nation on earth. [ applause and cheers ] >> god bless these united states. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com